Insurance premium hikes

Home and Contents premiums hit the stratosphere.

20 Jan 2012 | Since the start of the year CHOICE members have been sharing hair-raising stories of premium hikes for home and contents insurance, mainly due to the addition of flood cover.


Healthy eating - there's an app for that

Scan your way to healthier food choices.

19 Jan 2012 | Consumers can now use their iPhones to scan food barcodes and instantly see traffic light information thanks to an app developed by The George Institute and BUPA.


Upgrading the code

The insurance industry is set on making consumer-friendly changes to its code of conduct.

9 Jan 2012 | A year after the flood events that devastated Queensland, the insurance industry has vowed to make some consumer-friendly changes.


New chemicals legislation needs improvement

CHOICE says the draft legislation for new chemicals reforms needs improvement

5 Jan 2012 | The draft legislation for the Australian Government’s reforms to agricultural and veterinary chemicals needs to be improved.


CHOICE Better Banking campaign 2011 milestones

The fight for efficient, flexible and responsive banking has some key wins.

22 Dec 2011 | Our campaign has galvanised overwhelming public desire for better, more flexible and responsive banking in Australia.


Toxic pesticide suspended

The use of dimethoate has been suspended due to potential health risks.

19 Dec 2011 | There is good news for consumers with the suspension of the use of the pesticide dimethoate due to potential health risks.


RBA clamps down on surcharges

Payment Systems Standard will be varied to limit amount businesses charge credit-card customers.

16 Dec 2011 | We take a look at the Reserve Bank’s decision to step into the credit card surcharge debate.


Consumers to get better financial advice

CHOICE supports FOFA reforms

15 Dec 2011 | CHOICE has endorsed the Joint Consumer Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee inquiry into the proposed Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms.

Financial Advice - FoFA - Dec 2011

Investor compensation reviewed

We're calling for substantial changes to the way in which the National Guarantee Fund is run.

15 Dec 2011 | The Australian government is reviewing the way in which investors are compensated when their stockbroker acts without authority or becomes insolvent.


Ministers announce future of food labelling

The results are a mixed bag.

13 Dec 2011 | Ministers have handed down their decisions on the future of food labelling, and the menu contains mixed results for consumers.

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